Break myth that root canal are painful!!
Each tooth has soft tissue in a space that is present in the centre which is called – The Pulp. The pulp supplies nutrients and nerves to the tooth. It extends upto the root tip. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If it is not removed, it may lead to infection which leads to tooth loss. After the removal of the pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then a crown is placed over the tooth to make it stronger.
Root canal treatment is a simple procedure which helps to save your teeth and your smile without any discomfort. It takes one to three visits to save the tooth by RCT(Root Canal Treatment).
Root canal treatment:
- An opening is made through the crown of the tooth into the pulp chamber.
- Then the pulp is then removed. The root canal(s) is cleaned and shaped to a form that can be filled.
- Medications may be put in the pulp chamber and root canal(s) to help get rid of germs and prevent infection.
- A temporary filling will be placed in the crown opening to protect the tooth between dental visits. Your dentist may leave the tooth open for a few days to drain. You might also be given medicine to help control infection that may have spread beyond the tooth.
- The temporary filling is removed and the pulp chamber and root canal(s) are cleaned and filled.
- In the final step, a gold or porcelain crown is usually placed over the tooth. If an endodontist performs the treatment, he or she will recommend that you return to your family dentist for this final step.